Saturday, July 24, 2010

Amanda's Scrap SWaps

Here are the embellies and ATC I made for Amandas's Scrap Swaps for June. The theme was Hearts. Please come along and join in, the more the merrier!!

Here is a pic of a few of the ones that Amanda had received already! Can you guess which are mine?

Here is my ATC

and here is my embellie


Scrap That Poetry - Dreams

Here is my submission for the poem Dreams by: Langston Hughes at 'Scrap That Poetry'

Dreams by: Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

You have until July 31st at 10am EST to post a link to your entry in the comments section of the dreams post!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Design Team Call....come join me on Erika's Design Team :)

The Soul Team is looking for a few new members to join us on our Design Team here at Soul Scrappers!

Would you like to join our team? Here's what you need to do to apply for a spot on the team:

1: Complete any 3 of the challenges that are currently running and send us a link to your pages once you uploaded them to the site.

2: In 150 words or less, tell us why you want to be on the team!

3: What's your name, address, phone number and email? Do you also have a blog or website? (a blog or website is NOT required to be on the team)

4: Please send all this information to Erika Martin at

5: All applications to be on the Soul Team must be received by Erika Martin by July 31, 2010.

The Soul Team is a great group of ladies that helps to keep the site running with their challenges, encouraging other members in their scrapbooking, commenting on pages in the gallery (especially in their challenges), being active on the site and starting in September, will be a part of a special project that is being added to the site. Please keep these requirements in mind when you're applying to be on the team.

We can't wait to see what you come up with and we're looking forward to adding some new Soul Team members to our team!

You must be a member of 'Soul Scrappers' to apply

-Erika & The Soul Team

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Scrap that Poetry - challenge # 19

Who or what was your First Love? Please join us for challenge #19
at 'Scrap that Poetry'

You have until July 14th at 10am EST to get your entry in!

First Love
by John Clare

I ne'er was struck before that hour
With love so sudden and so sweet,
Her face it bloomed like a sweet flower
And stole my heart away complete.
My face turned pale as deadly pale.
My legs refused to walk away,
And when she looked, what could I ail?
My life and all seemed turned to clay.
And then my blood rushed to my face
And took my eyesight quite away,
The trees and bushes round the place
Seemed midnight at noonday.
I could not see a single thing,
Words from my eyes did start --
They spoke as chords do from the string,
And blood burnt round my heart.
Are flowers the winter's choice?
Is love's bed always snow?
She seemed to hear my silent voice,
Not love's appeals to know.
I never saw so sweet a face
As that I stood before.
My heart has left its dwelling-place
And can return no more

Here's my Design Team submission


Monday, July 5, 2010

ARTastic Challenge Blog

Here is my submission for this months challenge at ARTastic Challenge Blog

'The Card Sharpes' by Carravaggio

Diva Demand for an extra 6 bonus points, try and work the following into your layout, card or OTP project.

Playing Card/s = 1pt
Shades of brown = 2pts
Feather/s = 3pts

Easy criteria for this month...card/feathers and brown earthy tones :)

Cant wait to see this months entries !!!

Entries for 'The Card Sharpes' will close
Thursday 29th July at midnight.

Here is my submission called 'Feathers will Fly!!'

I have all the criteria, cards, feathers and brown tones. I hand made the Dalia flower on the left, the other flowers were a gift from Taryn Stark....and an adorable photo of my son 'Adam' when he was 5 (This is one of my favourite photos of him when he was little kid) The animal farm came to his school (back in 1990 when he was in Prep) and Adam was determined to have his photo taken with this huge, after much chasing and scrabbling he caught her, he was so pleased with himself. Journaling says: 'Put me down or feathers will fly!!'...(from the chooks point of view) lol TFL - Shazza

Here's a close up.....


Sunday, July 4, 2010

From Screen 2 Scrap Challenge Blog

Here is the Movie poster for inspiration at FS2S challenge blog for July

You have a whole month to join in the challenge :)

Here is July's movie poster inspiration, please feel free
to interpret this poster in anyway you wish

Added criteria for an extra 6 bonus points
give me..........

1) Metal somewhere on your layout = 1pt
2) Use the color 'teal' or shades of green = 2pts
3) Title must be in a block or rectangle = 3pts **

** (like a printers block and similar to the title on the 'Sherlock Holmes' poster)

Easy criteria for this month......metal/shades of green or teal and title in a rectangle :)

Here is my submission called.....


Found it hard to find teal so went with a lot of green :)...and a touch of teal.
I have used a metal tag plate which is covering the word 'Bloom' and have added my title word 'Yum' to a green rectangle. The leaves were cut from felt and embroidered the leaf veins. This is Tash my neice, this is what the journaling says: Here is Tash eating her cup cake! Do you love cup cakes I asked? YUM! replied Tash. TFL - Shazza

..........a close up of YUM